James D. Newman, 86, of Bealeton, died September 13, 2017, at Culpeper Health and Rehab Center after a long and courageous battle with multiple myeloma cancer.
He was born November 19, 1930, in Arlington, to the late George A. Newman Sr. and Violet Teates Newman and grew up on the family farm in Sumerduck.
Mr. Newman’s his entire life was involved with anything that had a motor and required maintenance. After serving in the U.S. Air Force as an airplane mechanic, he returned and entered the auto business. His extensive auto career covered all phases of the car business, including owning Don Newman Dodge in the mid 1960s.
In 1980, Mr. Newman started in the trucking business, hauling feed commodities, joining his oldest son, Donny. The trucking business grew and transformed into J.D. Newman Inc., which he served as president until retirement in 2007. Mr. Newman may have retired but did not stop being active, from helping his family to his favorite pastime, working with his John Deere tractor and on yard projects. He loved being outdoors.
Survivors include his wife, Dottie Couick-Newman of Bealeton; his children and spouses, Donny and Diane Newman of Sumerduck, Dave and Mickey Newman of Madison, Bert and Jan Newman of Marshall, John and Cindy Couick of Amissville, Sheree and Joe Lacasse of Radford and Stephanie Baron of Locust Grove; 10 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; his first wife, Dorothy E. Newman of Manassas; special niece, Toni Garnett and husband Steve Garnett of Sumerduck, along with many other family members.
J.D. Newman was a very special man and will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and the community.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Joyce; two brothers, George Newman Jr. and Roger Newman, and granddaughter, Amanda.
The family thanks the staff of Fauquier Hospital and the Infusion Center for their professional care and kindness along with the wonderful support from everyone at Heartland Hospice and Culpeper Health and Rehab Center.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, September 22, at Moser Funeral Home in Warrenton. The service will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 23, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Goldvein.
Memorial contributions may made be made to Remington Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, 200 E. Marshall St., Remington, Va. 22734.